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  • Community Pharmacy Services for Substance Misuse Review 2009 Forth Valley NHS

    Posted on March 29th, 2010 TimB No comments

    Community  pharmacists  continue  to  make  a  significant  contribution  to  the  care  and treatment  of  people  with  substance  misuse  problems.  Substance  misuse  is  one  of  the locally  negotiated  pharmacy  services  and  as  part  of  the  new  contract  a  national framework  is  in  development  which  will  define  specifications  and  tariff.  Until  these national  directives  are  confirmed,  Forth  Valley  community  pharmacy  substance  misuse services are delivered within the context of local service specifications.

    A review of Community Pharmacy Services for Substance Misuse was first undertaken in2006 then repeated in 2007. The purpose of this 2009 report is to provide an update on capacity  and  workforce  development  which  will  inform  the  current  Redesign  of Substance  Misuse  Services  in  Forth  Valley.  The  2006  review  identified  a significant capacity  for  dispensing  and  supervised  consumption  of  substitute  opiates.  The  results from  2007  indicated  continuing  expansion  and  further  capacity  has  been  identified  in 2009.

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